Open Concept Homes and Floor Plan Layouts

Open layouts are modern must-haves, making up the majority of today's bestselling house plans.

Whether you're building a tiny house , a small home , or a larger family-friendly residence , an open concept floor plan will maximize space and provide excellent flow from room to room. Open concept homes combine the kitchen and family room (or other living space) into a single great room that's perfect for relaxed entertaining and informal gatherings. An open-concept layout elevates the kitchen to the heart and functional center of the home, often featuring an island that provides extra counter space and a snack bar with seating. Vaulted or decorative ceilings add drama. Contemporary-style homes often feature very open floor plans, but even more traditional designs have embraced the concept.